From left to right: Helayna S., Grace F., Rachel P., Yzabella L., Ava P., Janet A., Grace K., Jenna B., Kaelen C., and Ahcera G.  Congratulations!
Scouting Stars Celebrate Success
On October 13, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Idaho Falls, we celebrated ten amazing Girl Scouts from eastern Idaho for their outstanding accomplishments, leadership, and contributions to their communities.

Thanks to attendees and generous sponsors Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, Corvettes of Southeast Idaho, Kohl's, Idaho Central Credit Union, and Bank of Commerce. The event raised more than $5,500 to support Girl Scout programs and activities in eastern Idaho.

Thanks also to our generous raffle donors: Five Guys, Idaho Falls Symphony, Jamba Juice, Mackenzie River Pizza, and the Museum of Idaho.
Update on CAP Shower House 
Earlier this month at Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall, we said goodbye to our beloved 65-year-old, outdoor shower house and hello to the makings of a beautiful, brand-new shower house and restroom facility set to open in May of 2017. 
The new facility will feature 8 shower stalls, toilets, sinks, and a private, ADA-compliant bathroom. The project cost, including site work and construction, is estimated to be $265,000-$275,000. We've been fundraising for 16 months to meet this cost and are happy to report that to date we have raised nearly $135,000 in cash contributions and $80,500 in locally-donated products and services. Heartfelt appreciation to our most recent major donors, Connie and Neil Miller and Esther Simplot, and many, many thanks to M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for a grant in the amount of $65,000. More information about the shower house could be found here.

STEM is taking off! 
From rockets to Finch robots, 3D printers, electric circuitry and coding, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage offers fun and educational activities in which girls can explore science, technology, engineering and math. 

Most recently Girl Scouts visited Discovery Center of Idaho's ZAP! exhibit thanks to funding from Micron Foundation.

Since 2015, more than 1,000 girls have gained STEM knowledge through Girl Scouts of Silver Sage.
   Sock Goals
Last year, nearly 200 Girl Scouts collected 10,000 pairs of socks for those in need.  Troops running sock drives can come up with their own innovative ways to collect.  The troop record is 1,000 pairs of socks! 

If you would like to help girls reach their sock goals, please hold your own sock drive or buy a few pairs and bring them to any Icon Credit Union location or Girl Scouts of Silver Sage office in Boise, Pocatello, Twin Falls and Idaho Falls. 

Girl Scouts get festive!
For the third year in a row, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage will be managing game  stations and playing games with children at Festival of Trees

Stop by at the Grove in downtown Boise on Saturday, November 26th and say "Hi"! 
Spread some 
Girl Scout
holi day cheer!
These go-getter Girl Scout
ornaments are a perfect gift for the Girl Scout in your li fe. 

Find these great holiday ornaments in our store, and other fun Girl Scout items on our website at!
Girl Scouts at Veterans Day Parade
Did you catch the 276 Girl Scouts in the Veterans Day parade in downtown Boise? 

Donor Spotlight: D.L. Evans

On October 19th, Chipotle opened its doors to Girl Scout supporters for a fundraiser. D.L. Evans Bank representative and Girl Scout fan, Tracy Marshall, explains why they champion our programs:

"D.L. Evans Bank supports Girl Scouts and their fundraising efforts because of their active engagement of youth in our community and how they build strong leaders. The Chipotle fundraiser was a fun way to support them." 

Thank you for having lunch with us and turning your burritos into dollars! 

'Tis the season
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage would like to wish you and your family a happy holiday season. We are grateful for your friendship and your support.
As you consider holiday gift-giving and year-end tax deductible contributions, please think of us! We are in need of funding for various council programs and activities. Below is a holiday wish list. Please consider a gift for the program or activity that is closest to your heart.
Girls Scouts of Silver Sage Council Holiday Wish List:
  • $25 gift - A one-year membership for a low-income girl who dreams of becoming a Girl Scout. We are currently in need of 345 memberships for low-income girls.
  • $50 gift - Program and troop training for a new volunteer who will serve as an important mentor to girls. Our goal is to train approximately 1,000 volunteers in 2017.
  • $125 gift - One scholarship for a low-income girl to attend a 3-night summer camp at Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall, Idaho. At camp, she will learn team-building skills, participate in outdoor adventures, form lasting friendships, and develop a stronger sense of self.
  • $250 gift - The purchase of a brick to help support our new shower house at Camp Alice Pittenger. This gift allows you to leave a lasting mark at camp in your name, your family's name or the name of someone special to you. If you choose this gift, we will be in touch to discuss the inscription on your brick. The new shower house opens May 2017! 
Your Generous Contributions:
Thank you to the following organizations and foundations for their generous support:

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust awarded the council a $65,000 grant to replace the  65-year-old shower house  at Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall, Idaho. 
CHC Foundation awarded the council $6,000 toward replacing the non-functioning generator at Camp Ta-Man-A-Wis. This allowed us to open resident camp at Ta-Man-A-Wis for the first time in eight years.

Nampa Kohl's donated $1,500 to local troops in September and October.

Lawrence and Tina Flournoy and U.S. Bank in Twin Falls contributed a $500 sponsorship toward the council's "Explore Your World" STEM Day on September 10 in Twin Falls.

Race to Robie Creek and the Rocky Canyon Sailtoads contributed $400 to the council in support of local Girl Scout programs and activities.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards generated $296 in support of local Girl Scout programs and activities.To link your Fred Meyer card to this free giving program, click  here

Gardner Company donated a table for Girl Scouts of Silver Sage at the 2016 Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation Fall Symposium.

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, the council raised $6,042 through the Fall Appeal for financial assistance for low-income Girl Scouts.

Thank you to the following generous donors for supporting our in-school Visions Program for at-risk, low-income girls in the Treasure Valley:
Mountain West Bank - $5,000
U.S. Bank Foundation - $2,000

Thank you! We can't do what we do without people like you.
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